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with tattoos, people without tattoos. >> we did notice that -- anyway, railing against nsa surveillance, he spoke out against lindsey graham with some help from the crowd. >> one of the senators, and we won't name any names, who's republican, from a state just south of north carolina -- he said that he didn't care if we censored all of the mail. that's scary. that's pretty scary. >> well, it's not just graham who's watching his back from this part of the party. today on capitol hill, conservative groups including the tea party patriots, the club for growth, heritage action and citizens united are holding an event demanding for a vote to defund obama care. called a litmus test for all republicans. >> those of us who are republican, those of us who claim to be against obama care, who happen to vote to fund it, will have a lot to pay, will have a lot to answer for, with our constituents. >> another group that will be at today's capitol hill event, for america. they're up with a video that singles out republican leader mitch mcconnell, calling him a chicken for not joining those republican forc
. and another surprise headline on what the nsa is up to. an internal review shows the intel outfit broke its own rule thousands times. good morning from washington. it's friday, august 16th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." we're watching developing news out of egypt. the country bracing for more bloodshed today. tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood members and their supports are responding to calls for a day of rage. pouring into the streets to protest this week's brutal government crackdown. we're watching crowds demonstrators crossing a bridge through cairo. most likely trying to make its way to the square where morsi supporters are gathering. in direct defiance to the state of emergency. the army has been giving the green light to use live ammunition against the protesters. troops have been deployed to guard police and state buildings. they've set up road blocks at key junctions. there are some reports now of deadly clashes around egypt as well. the official death toll stands at 638. with nearly 4,000 people wounded. the government crackdown has sparked criticism from all corner
the opportunity to promote their own position on the nsa and the impact of budget cuts. >> al qaeda's on the rise in this part of the world and the nsa program is proven its worth yet again. we need to re-evaluate where we're at. sequestration has to be fixed. if this happens a year from now, our intelligence communities will be less capable. >> for more on the threat and ways being done to combat it, for that, i'm joined by nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. all right, pete, do we have new information from what we knew thursday and friday about this terror threat, from what we've learned over the weekend? >> well, yes, i think from members of congress, have been saying -- remember, they've been getting briefings on this. i must say, chuck, i think there's another factor at play here in addition to all the ones you mentioned about why the government is being so forthcoming about this. you may recall there was a lot of criticism after the bombing of twa flight 800 that the government was telling its people not to fly but not saying anything to the general traveling public. now the rule is
nsa revelations. first, which u.s. president never went to college but was chancellor of a university while serving as president? first person to tweet the correct answer to @chucktodd and @dailyrundown will get the on-air shout out. >>> this is the night he announced the resignation of four of his closest aides. >> we're still behind you out here. i wanted you to know that you're in our prayers. >> how nice of you to say that. well, let me tell you this, we can be, each us has a different religion, you know. >> yeah. >> but damn it, ron, we have got to build peace in the world, and that's what i'm working on. here in america and all the rest. is like hammering. riding against the wind. uphill. every day. we make money on saddles and tubes. but not on bikes. my margins are thinner than these tires. anything that gives me some breathing room makes a difference. membership helps make the most of your cashflow. i'm nelson gutierrez of strictly bicycles and my money works as hard as i do. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. she loves a lot of it's what you love about
't seen. msnbc has learned from two separate sources that the nsa can't determine the full extent what he took. a new report out in "wall street journal" that points to new details about the nsa surveillance reach. the report says the nsa can monitor 75% of all u.s. internet traffic.
the legal basis for some of the nsa's intelligence programs. >> it's not simply unconstitutional. it changes the relationship between a citizen and the citizen's government. if the government regards people as suspect first and citizens second that changes the structure of our nature and reason for being. >> new jersey senate candidate democratic congressman holt joins me now. >> good to be with you. >> let's start with the issue itself. we heard last night president obama defend the program. he said he is skeptical of it too, but when you see the program, he swears that privacy isn't being violated. is that enough for you? >> it's not enough. really since 2005 when i was on the intelligence committee, i've been warning quite vocally about the damage that is being done not only in the authorized activities under the bills, but the way they are being used outside the authorization. the bills have -- the laws have given the nsa kind of encouragement to go way beyond where they should go and this vacuum cleaner wholesale collection on all americans doesn't make us safer and as you heard in the
. at the same time, the u.s. is dealing with more fallout from russia's decision to harbor confessed nsa leaker edward snowden. president obama got bipartisan support for scrapping face-to-face meetings with vladimir put in but many urged him to step up the pressure on the russian leader. >> he's an old kgb colonel who has no illusions about our relationship, does not care about the relationship with the united states. continues to oppress his people. continues to oppress the media. continues to act in an autocratic and unhelpful fashion. >> i think if you talk to people within our state department, within others, there's just complete exasperation. i've called putin -- he's a schoolyard bully. and the only way you deal with bullies is stand up to them. >> for more on all of today's headlines, we're joined by nbc's kristin welker in martha's vineyard, nbc's michelle kosinski in cairo. i want to get a sense how closely we know the president is following this back and forth over the plan he introduced on friday. already we noted senior republicans are criticizing him, warning his plan could accou
as the president is trying to build support, edward snowden strikes again. according to documents leaked, the nsa bugged the united nations general headquarters in new york last summer. hacking into its video conferencing system. a violation of the host agreement from the united states and the united nations. the nsa also bugged the eu mission in new york. and 80 diplomatic missions around the world as part of a project called special collection services. a very awkward time for german chancellor angela merkel. it's election season and her opponent is using the new revelations against her. it's less than a month until the u.n. generally assembly opens in new york. a very uncomfortable session of world leaders. back to syria. today in an interview with the russian newspaper, syrian president assad warned the u.s. against military intervention. saying, quote, it will be a failure, just like other wars, starting with vietnam and up to our days. nbc's richard engel joins us from turkey. he was in syria this morning. assad's comments and how he is saying it almost seem to foreshadow that he knows a st
dysfunctional? >> no. this is a debate we need to have, whether nsa or obama care, do we have the courage of convictions. is this a law we think it's going to hurt our country? >> you'll be hearing a lot more about heritage in the last month or so. this august while lawmakers are on vacation demint will be personally appearing at nine town halls. the focus, the president's health care law. the same issue in 2009 that led to the beginning of the tea party. joining me now, former south carolina governor jim demint, chairman of the heritage foundation center. >> great to be with you. >> do you want to be called senator anymore? >> jim is fine. >> lets start with, i want you to respond to some of this criticism you've received or heritage received from fellow republicans mick mulvaney. >> he's a great guy. i was getting criticism in the senate when we decided we couldn't change the country unless we changed the people in the senate. i got very involved trying to elect some common sense conservatives like pat toomey, marco rubio, rand paul. we've got a great new group in. there's a lot of work
to extradite nsa leaker snowden even after persistent appeals, including personal phone calls from obama to putin, that was the last straw. the president showed his press traction on "the tonight show" earlier this week. >> there are times when they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is, that's the past. >> russian officials say they are disappointed by the decision to cancel the meeting. a top foreign policy adviser to putin blamed obama. saying, quote, this very problem underlines the fact the united states is still not ready to build relations on an equal basis. the president will still go to russia to attend the g-20 economic summit taking place in st. petersburg. what he's doing is snubbing putin in moscow. the decision to scrap the meeting puts the already cold u.s./russia relationship in a deep freeze. and represents the failure of the so-called reset with russia the administration laid out a few years ago. >> the last few years have seen a dangerous rift in the relations between russia and t
. that includes syria, iran, missile defense and of course the fate of nsa leaker snowden. you can expect questions on the status of the terror threat warnings, the status of al qaeda. how strong are they? the state department today has ordered all nonessential staff to evacuate another consulate. this one in lahore, pakistan. the move after the u.s. closed 19 diplomatic missions in response to an ongoing terror threat. the obama administration has struggled with the aftershocks of the arab spring that the president heralded two years ago. >> we see many reasons to be hopeful. in egypt, we see it in the emplemplt efforts of young people who led protests. while chanting, peaceful, peaceful. in benghazi, a city threatened with destruction, we see it in the courthouse square, where people gathered to celebrate the freedom, they had never known. >> two years later, in egypt, diplomatic attempt, to broker a deal between islamists and the military has failed. warning now ingredients are there for a violent insurgency that could last years. kind of like syria. in fact, in syria, president assad
saw that coalition in the bill on nsa, where you could see congress saying, don't do it. >> i think there's a lot of skepticism. we talked to a bunch of members on this, on the intel committee, those who you would think would go -- wait you need to see what they'll do. what is the purpose of this? everybody's war-weary. what does this accomplish for us? >> the cover of "time," you know, is -- weekly news covers are meaningless anymore, we know that -- >> don't tell "time." >> i understand that. >> but i thought this was a very fitting cover. this president won the presidency, was going to be the guy to end these long wars. >> well, look, the president said, and i remember it well, he doesn't oppose all wars, just opposes stupid wars. the issue here in syria is the use of chemical weapons. the question before everyone is if that's a national security threat, the president and many of our european allies believe that allowing a country, especially in the middle east, to just use would help to destabilize world security. so that's the question. obviously we need to get a handle on the
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